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How can I manage side effects of potassium iodide for radiation?

You can minimize the side effects of potassium iodide by following directions carefully. If you are taking it for radiation exposure, use one a day until the exposure is gone. Do not take more or less than you should. More potassium iodide will not give you more protection; instead, taking more might make your side effects worse. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you may have.

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